Pastor’s Blog – National Day of Prayer

6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. 7 Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.    (Psalm 17: 6-8)

Today is the National Day of prayer.  It is the first Thursday of every May and this year it comes in the middle of this Corona Virus pandemic.  What a much needed time to pray.   There is one book of the Bible that is a Book of Prayers, and that is Psalms.  Each Psalm can be prayed, sung, meditated upon, and they speak to the different places you find yourself in life.  These verses talk about safety and refuge by the power of God’s right hand and protection under the wings of God.  Even more the one praying this prayer is reminded who they are in the sight of God, the apple of His eye.

The expression apple of your eye is from the Bible and it talks of the cornea. It has been thought of a ball much like an apple.  It is another way of describing the pupil.  What the sense of the expression means is that being the apple of someone’s eye is being cherished by them.  You are cherished by God and we find out how much we are in the life and actions of Jesus.   Prayer is meant to bring us into the presence of God where all of our problems are smaller.  All of our fears seem insignificant compared to the power and blessings of God.  And where each of us see ourselves in the light of God’s love in Jesus. 

In Christ’s service, Pastor Dave

PS: Look for an announcement in the next few days about regular services starting the weekend of May 16, and 17.